Mary Hale is a designer with a particular focus on ephemeral spatial experiences, animated and brought to life through projection and movement. Mary founded ROYHALE, an interdisciplinary art, design and design-research practice, in 2014 as a vehicle for this work. Mary especially enjoys collaborations with choreographers, video artists and sound artists.
Recent such work includes: inflatable performance environments for “Dance Like No One is Whale Watching” – a multimedia dance, video, sound and architecture installation, and “The Parksville Murders” – the first-ever virtual reality horror opera; and minimalist, three-dimensional video projection set-pieces for Halfway to Dawn: The Strayhorn Project. Recent design research includes The New Inflatable Moment exhibition, co-curated with artist and theoretician, Katarzyna Balug, for BSA | Space. Mary’s work has been widely recognized through books and international art, design and technology publications like Metropolis, Clam, and the MIT Technology Review.
Mary received the AIA Associates Award in 2015 for exemplary design advocacy in the public sphere. Mary holds a Masters of Architecture from MIT, and a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Brown University.